About

Hidden in one the finest historic buildings in the old city The Milk Thistle is the flirty younger sister of Bristol’s hippest prohibition bar, Hyde & Co.

We pride ourselves on being purveyors of the finest cocktails in the city, and with four floors, including a cocktail bar, lounge and private function rooms we’re also the perfect place to host a truly fabulous party!

With a reputation as one of Bristol’s best kept secrets we promise to provide a decadent escape for those in the know who are looking for good food, good drinks,  good company, and most of all, a good time!

But hey – don’t take our word for it – come in and try us for yourselves!

 

Opening times

Monday to Thursday – 5pm til 1am

Friday – 5pm til 3am

Saturday  – 6pm til 3am

Sunday – Closed

Drinks Menu

Our regularly changing cocktail menu is full of twists on classic cocktails and unique concoctions. With some of the best bartenders in the city there’s nothing we can’t create – all you have to do is ask!

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Food

 

For Our Canape, Buffet & Private Dinner Party Menus click on the links below.

 

Canape Menu – click here

Buffet Menu – click here

Dinner Party Menu - click here

 

Private Hire

Whether you’re looking to host a private party, networking event, business meeting or corporate entertainment event, we have just the space for you!

Our expert team are on hand to ensure that your event goes off without a hitch, and we can even provide entertainment in the form cocktail making master-classes, wine tastings, and much more.

 

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Wedding Venue Bristol

Ideally located as a wedding reception venue based in the heart of Bristol city centre, just a stones throw away from the Bristol registry office on Corn Street.

The venue can cater from 20 to 130 guests. A choice of rooms are available to cater from larger and more elaborate to the small and intimate days, including the use of the whole building for the larger events.

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Private Dining

The Attic, on our top floor, hosts up to 16 guests, and with an impeccable menu devised by our expert chef, it’s the perfect place to host a dinner party!

Let us take the stress out of hosting your dinner party. We’ll take care of the food, wine & service (not forgetting the clearing up!) leaving you free to relax and enjoy the night with your friends. With a seasonally changing set menu designed by our in house chef and pre dinner cocktails and wine delivered by our award winning bartenders you’ll be in good hands.

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Prohibition Bristol – The night we escaped to Cuba!

Friday 13th may be unlucky for some, but for us it couldn’t have been luckier, as the wonderful folk at Prohibition Bristol transported us back to a bygone age, or more specifically, 1920’s Cuba!

Inspired by American high class society, who found a way around the US’ strict Prohibition laws by hopping on a plane to Cuba (boozing was alive, well and very much legal over there!) the evening saw 150 revellers, decked out in fabulous Cuban inspired fancy dress, enjoy a truly Tropical extravaganza.

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Do your bit for Bristol in the Observer Food Monthly Awards!

There’s nothing that we love more than hearing great feedback about our venues from you, our customers, and we hope that over the years you’ve all enjoyed a cocktail or two with The Milk Thistle and Hyde & Co, or more recently, fallen in love with the newest addition to our family – The Ox. We believe that Bristol as a city is one of the best food and drink destinations in the UK, and we want to do our bit to help put it on the map.

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Win cocktails for two with the #Taxiderme selfie!

If you’re a regular at The Milk Thistle, or even if you’ve just stuck your head round our door, you’ll know that we’re partial to a fabulous piece of taxidermy or two. Whether it’s The Milk Thistle’s waist coated badger, Hyde and Co’s top hatted squirrel, or The Ox’s family of Boars, we do love a dapper creature with a bit of personality! 

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The Ox

Tucked away in a basement below The Commercial Rooms on Corn Street, The Ox is a bastion of simple, top notch, British fayre, cooked to impeccable standards.

Situated in the heart of the Old City, you’ll find a menu packed with the choicest cuts of prime steak and tasty, meaty morsels. Our butcher likes to think that our steaks are the best in the city and when you’ve tasted one cooked in our charcoal oven we think you’ll agree!

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Hyde & Co

The original speakeasy, Hyde & Co is where it all began, and has fast gained a reputation as the hippest, and most exclusive, cocktail bars in Bristol

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